This is simply a gorgeous song with one of the most beautiful videos I think I’ve ever seen. It deserves headphones and full screen.
This is a description of what I want:
The dude incorporates the tuning pegs into his composition, need I say more?
It’s called “Softly (I want)” and I was up way, way too late working on this. It’s a demo, a rough sketch perhaps, but the fact that I made this on my phone still amazes me. Also, it captures something of what I’ve been feeling lately, so there’s that. Let me know what you think.
Just a little somethin’ I put together this evening to exercise the ol’ music composition muscles. This first draft was done entirely in Garageband (with the exception of using Audio Hijack Pro to capture the sound byte from Battlestar Galactica), using mostly samples except for the melody parts. It’s a rough draft, but I wanted to share it anyway.
This took my breath away and made me tear up.
Here’s the full length video of the Virtual Choir 2.0 (2052 voices strong!) singing Whitacre’s composition “Sleep”
So. Much. Good. Music.
As I write this, I’m listening to Paul Simon’s new album, So Beautiful or So What and am blown away by how fresh, how vital, how powerful this music is and how relevant Simon remains as an artist and a musician. And that is just the tip of the iceberg. Here are a few of the other releases that came out today:
Next week sees new releases such as
Then the following week (April 26) we will get
and . . .
(wait for it . . . wait for it . . .)
I honestly don’t know how I’m going to avoid spending way to much money on music this month . . . oh, right, my paychecks stop at the end of April and don’t resume until September. That might help me remember not to buy every album I want.
Of course, if you buy any of these through the links here, you’ll help me get some Amazon Associate’s scratch that might help me get a couple of them. Hint. Hint. Well, actually that’s not so much a hint as an obvious plea.
Anyhoo . . . off to concentrate on this new Simon album and ponder all the fabulous new music coming up.
This fall is simply insane with all the good music being released. The interview is cheesy, but the music is fabulous:
I. Cannot. Wait.